Donald Raymond VanOsdale, Sr.

  • Born: November 22, 1927
  • Died: August 15, 2019
  • Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana

D O McComb and Sons - Lakeside Park

1140 Lake Ave
Fort Wayne, IN 46805

Tel. (260) 426-9494

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Donald Raymond VanOsdale, Sr., 91, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on August 15, 2019. He was born on November 22, 1927 in Fort Wayne, IN, the third son of Ralph W. and Ruth (Brudy) VanOsdale.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a business owner and retired mechanic. He was a member of the Eagles Lodge, VFW, American Legion, and Emmanuel Lutheran Church.
Surviving relatives include one brother, William (Pat) VanOsdale; five grandchildren, Thomas, Brian, Brandon, Seth VanOsdale, and Lisa Hollister; ten great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Freda (Gill); one son, Donald Raymond VanOsdale, Jr., two brothers and one sister.
Funeral services will be 10:30 AM Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at D.O. McComb and Sons Funeral Homes, 1140 Lake Ave, Fort Wayne, IN. Burial will follow at Lindenwood Cemetery in Ft. Wayne. Visitation will be 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Monday, August 19, 2019 at the funeral home and one hour prior to services on Tuesday. Memorial contributions to Emmanuel Lutheran Church. Online guest book at


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My FAVORITE customer!!

Posted by Julie Potts - Fort Wayne, IN - Friend   August 17, 2019

So sorry to learn of Don's passing. He became my father in law in 1965 and I always had the utmost respect for him. I'm happy that my children, grandchildren & great grandchildren got to know him. That's so special. He will be missed.

Posted by Norm & Carla (VanOsdale) Schlemmer Schlemmer - Fort Wayne, IN - Family   August 16, 2019

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Many years ago he built a motor home from scratch. I believe he modeled it after a Winnebago. Who does that? Wow !